Stories tagged: Airway Heights Corrections Center
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
AHCC had gardening and composting programs for years, but in spring 2016 the prison approached master beekeeper Jim Miller with a proposal to create a cutting-edge apprenticeship program at the …
Sun., May 26, 2019, 5 a.m.
With each toss of a colorful ball of yarn, the story thread unraveled.
Tue., May 14, 2019, 5 a.m.
Whitworth students agree: Airway Heights prison’s dog training program is a net positive for all involved
Whitworth University junior Hannah Stafford had never met a prison inmate before. Especially not one whose job it is to train and rehabilitate rescue dogs inside the high, razor sharp …
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
‘Every tool I need to succeed’: First four men earn college degrees while incarcerated at Airway Heights
“Some of us are really sorry for what we did, and we need not only a second chance but a second look at who we are,” said David Hall, 39, …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
A majority of inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell have launched a hunger strike.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4 a.m.
Dog training program at Airway Heights Corrections Center brings positive changes for inmates and shelter dogs.
Sun., July 15, 2018
Since 2003, food production within Washington’s Department of Corrections has shifted towards larger, industrial-scale operations. But while the move has generated cost savings, some inmates and their advocates also see …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
A former Airway Heights prison guard was sentenced to just over 16.5 years in prison Thursday for two take-over armed robberies of a Dollar Tree store in Cheney where he …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
A former Airway Heights prison guard was found guilty Tuesday on all charges related to two armed robberies he committed while wearing part of his guard uniform
Wed., July 13, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
An Airway Heights prison guard was arrested Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery at a Dollar Tree store in Cheney.
Tue., March 22, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Washington’s prisons have stepped up safety after a corrections officer was murdered in 2011, but individual facilities still lack certain improvements.
Sat., April 18, 2015
The family of an Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate who died after guards allegedly ignored his medical condition and treated his diabetic episode as a behavioral problem won an $8 …
Thu., April 16, 2015
A man serving time at Airway Heights Corrections Center is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison with help from his fiancée. Airway Heights correctional officers found a …
Wed., April 15, 2015, 1:38 p.m.
A man serving time at Airway Heights Corrections Center is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the prison with help from his fiancee.
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
An Airway Heights prison inmate died today while clearing land for the state Department of Natural Resources.
Mon., Sept. 30, 2013
It’s been almost 10 years since Dan Stockwell sat in Kitsap County Jail, waiting to be sentenced to life without parole on charges of child molestation. Now, he’s a gardener …
Mon., Sept. 23, 2013
Forget license plates. Some inmates at the Airway Heights Corrections Center are training for jobs in the state’s huge aerospace industry. About a dozen inmates are enrolled in a program …
Wed., Aug. 21, 2013, 1:01 p.m.
An Airway Heights Corrections Center sexual deviancy therapist charged with sleeping with a sex offender pleaded guilty to a lesser crime Tuesday.
Thu., June 27, 2013, 5:25 p.m.
Talcum powder led to the lockdown of Airway Heights Corrections Center on Thursday.
Thu., May 16, 2013
Airway Heights Corrections Center is investigating a second woman on staff accused of having sex with an inmate. The employee, identified in court documents as Siri A. Crain, had sex …
Fri., April 19, 2013
A female therapist who specialized in sexual deviancy treatment at the Airway Heights Corrections Center resigned after having an inappropriate relationship with a male sex offender, prison officials said Thursday. …
UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2013, 4:51 p.m.
Airway Heights Corrections Center officials confirmed today that a female employee resigned because of an inappropriate relationship with a male sex offender.
Sat., March 9, 2013
A pilot program to correct the behavior of violent prison inmates at a cognitive level is helping keep the peace in one pod of the Airway Heights Corrections Center. The …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
A jury found convicted killer Michael L. West Jr. guilty Tuesday of gouging out the eyes of a fellow prison inmate, ensuring that West will remain in prison for the …
Wed., Feb. 20, 2013
Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair Tuesday with his hands cuffed to his waist …
Tue., Feb. 19, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Convicted killer Michael L. West Jr., now standing trial for gouging out the eyes of a fellow inmate, sat in a chair today with his hands cuffed to his waist …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012
Lionel George and Apelu Tamau are intimidating guys. But don’t be fooled by their sumo-wrestling size, Tamau’s long black hair or George’s tattooed arms.
Fri., May 18, 2012
Kim Imel held back tears as Spencer, a 1-year-old dachshund mix, sniffed around his new home and played with his new companions. The dachshund was in prison – literally.
Fri., April 1, 2011
Things were looking pretty bleak for Cory and Jennifer Betts last fall until they got some help from an unlikely bunch of guys – offenders at the Airway Heights Corrections …
Thu., March 31, 2011
State prison guards who were promised safer working conditions following the Jan. 29 slaying of a corrections officer in Western Washington are still waiting. At Airway Heights Corrections Center near …